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COVID-19 News Roundup

Tracking the impact of the pandemic on travel

COVID-19 News Roundup

We understand that keeping track of the industry-related news in a fast-paced and changing environment is tough, so we are following key aviation developments and providing them here a few times a week.  We began tracking these news items related to COVID-19 and its impact around mid-March, once the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.

  
Region Date Organization Sort descending Summary
North America 22 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Welcomes the Announcement of Alberta COVID-19 Testing Initiative Aimed at Easing Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine
North America 16 Mar 2020 Air Canada Big capacity cuts (50%) and temporary route suspensions
North America 17 Mar 2020 Air Canada Air Canada suspends flights from Dubai
North America 03 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada says it's not backing out of Air Transat deal despite industry crisis
North America 26 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada raises $4bn financing since start of pandemic
North America 06 Oct 2020 Air Canada Why Air Canada thinks it's time to drop mandatory quarantine when travelling
North America 26 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Adding Doha To Its Route Network With A Boeing 787-9
North America 16 Mar 2020 Air Canada Postponed launches of new routes
North America 31 Mar 2020 Air Canada Air Canada puts 16-500 staff on furlough; cuts operations
North America 21 May 2020 Air Canada Europe Lifts Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, But Air Canada Waits To Resume International Flights
North America 08 Jun 2020 Air Canada Can Air Canada Survive Without a Bailout?
North America 11 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada CEO pleads with Trudeau government to let airlines fly again
North America 22 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada raises additional C$1.23b in cash
North America 15 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada calls on Ottawa to ease 14-day quarantine rules
North America 17 Aug 2020 Air Canada Air Canada promoting ‘leisure’ travel to U.S. despite advisories warning against non-essential trips
North America 16 Mar 2020 Air Canada Drew down its US$600 million revolving credit facility
North America 31 Mar 2020 Air Canada Will reduce capacity for the Second Quarter of 2020 by 85%-90%
North America 03 Apr 2020 Air Canada Air Canada nixes April London-Toronto flights as traffic tumbles
North America 17 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC Rouge suspends Zagreb service for 2020
North America 04 May 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Announces New Safety Measures While Bracing for Long Recovery
North America 19 May 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Details New Sanitization Protocols
North America 13 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada undertakes two Covid-19 biosafety initiatives
North America 11 Aug 2020 Air Canada Air Canada is revamping its Aeroplan loyalty program in an effort to make it easier to use. BUSINESS Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan amid devastated travel industry
North America 03 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Airport COVID-19 Testing Trial Shows Promising Results
North America 16 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu to retire next year; Michael Rousseau named successor
North America 06 May 2020 Air Canada Air Canada: First Airline In North America Requiring Passengers To Get Temperature Checks
North America 18 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Introduces COVID-19 Cover Following WestJet
North America 02 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Finalizing Order for COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits
North America 08 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada raises nearly $500 million by selling, leasing back nine Boeing 737 Max 8s
North America 18 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Vacations Expands Winter Sun Options
North America 19 Mar 2020 Air Canada Airline further reducing schedule, maintaining essential services where possible
North America 15 Jun 2020 Air Canada Ratings agency downgrades Air Canada over expected slow recovery for international travel
North America 29 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada (TSX:AC) Investors Face the Moment of Truth This Week
North America 01 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada offers COVID-19 insurance for sun destinations at no extra cost to travellers
North America 25 Sep 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Has A Digital Focus On The Road To Recovery
North America 10 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada slashes Transat buyout price by nearly 75% as COVID-19 hits traffic
North America 09 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC to immediately rehire more than 16,000 workers
North America 14 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada CEO: “Government Restrictions Are Preventing A Return To Normality”
North America 16 Jun 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Sees Uptick In Domestic Flight Bookings
North America 02 Aug 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Posts Loses Of 1.75 Billion, Urges Easing Of Travel Restrictions
North America 27 Aug 2020 Air Canada Air Canada plans voluntary COVID-19 passenger test trial: analyst note
North America 07 Oct 2020 Air Canada Air Canada to explore 'wearable' COVID-19 contact tracing technology
North America 15 Apr 2020 Air Canada AC suspends flights until June
North America 15 May 2020 Air Canada Air Canada to lay off 20,000 workers as pandemic collapses travel industry
North America 25 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Begins Reopening Its Maple Leaf Lounges
North America 31 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada Lowers Q3 Capacity Plans Amid Ongoing Canadian Travel Restrictions
North America 16 May 2020 Air Canada Canada's Trudeau to look at possible further aid for airlines, after Air Canada layoffs
North America 09 Jul 2020 Air Canada Air Canada to 'explore' rapid Covid-19 tests
North America 12 May 2020 Air Canada Air Canada, WestJet could be set for coronavirus help from Canada
North America 09 Nov 2020 Air Canada Air Canada posts third loss in a row as pandemic cripples air travel